A friend of mine called me last minute with tickets for Brahms Requiem at Carnegie Hall tonight! It was the Collegiate choral with Eric Owens as the Bass soloist! I had no idea that I was going to get to see Stephanie Blythe sing The Alto Rhapsody beforehand! Was completely blown away with how effortlessly she is able to fill a hall with her incredibly lush voice.
I had only heard the Requiem on recording a few times so it was definitely a treat to hear it in person! Seeing choruses perform always remind me of the good ole days in High School where I sang in chorus for 4 years. This was also my first time sitting in the orchestra section of Carnegie Hall. I think my friend had been there plenty of times so when I began marveling at how absolutely gorgeous the space is up close, it was pretty funny to him!
Very Musically Yours,